Pandora Media, LLC Reviews

Updated 10 Aug 2020

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Pandora Media, LLC CEO Jim Meyer
Jim Meyer
17 Ratings
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  • "No major cons to speak of, only that they don't do a 401k match(in 25 reviews)

  • "No 401k match at the moment, but apparently working on that(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing people, culture, work life balance and compensation

    Cons

    No 401K match Uncertainty around the Sirius XM acquisition

  2. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales 

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Great community to work for

    Cons

    No complaints here from me


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Used to have great culture, but work is still interesting"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Product Management in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    One gets to work with cutting edge tech, a lot of outreach to vendors, a lot of design work involved. The atmosphere is very creative. Artists come to visit the office from time to time and you get to talk about music a lot!

    Cons

    The culture went from warm family to a cold corporation after acquisition by SXM. There's a bit of a feeling we're not the cool tech startup we used to be, but rather a slightly lagging complementary service to SXM offering. The execs still think Pandora is the Google of audio and every innovation is met with reluctance - but not resistance.

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  4. "Company culture has changed"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Interesting engineering problems to solve. Support for work/life balance. Excellent lower-level management and leadership.

    Cons

    Shifting values since SiriusXM acquisition, much more aggressive leadership style.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Pandora"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Support Specialist 

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time

    Pros

    it had great culture and people

    Cons

    the company did not have enough money

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pandora was a great company to work for"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Technical Recruiter in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing culture, people and technology - with music at core

    Cons

    The culture changed when the company was acquired by SiriusXM

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative 

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time

    Pros

    Good snacks and beverage options

    Cons

    Toxic environment, micromanaged by executives

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to collect a check, don't expect any creative projects or upward mobility, especially if you're a POC."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Video Editor/Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay, lots of WFH!

    Cons

    Watching your dreams die as your bank account fills up.

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  9. "Great place to work at!"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pandora Media, LLC full-time

    Pros

    All information needed is accessible and everyone is friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    No cons to report here!

  10. "Where the Class President, Head Cheerleader, Homecoming Queen and Valedictorian go to work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at Pandora Media, LLC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You'll learn from the smartest in the industry. Good compensation. Fun office. Lots of free goodies. They give promotions to keep people happy.

    Cons

    Never stable and revolving door of C-suite execs. No brand identity. Peers are pitted against each other. More talk about feelings than getting work done. Zero diversity at leadership level.

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